Cape Town - Friday's Google Doodle has joined in the global excitement ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan.

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Saturday's match will see South Africa, bidding for their third Webb Ellis Cup after victories at home in 1995 and in France in 2007, take on England who will be eager to add to their success in Australia in 2003.

The Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's various homepages which is intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures.

Friday's logo on the homepage shows the Springboks in green and England in white engaged in a scrum - perhaps ominously with England to feed...

Kick-off on Saturday is at 11:00 SA time.

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15 Elliot Daly, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Tom Curry, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Dan Cole, 19 George Kruis, 20 Mark Wilson, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Jonathan Joseph

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Franco Mostert, 21 Francois Louw, 22 Herschel Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn

- Compiled by Garrin Lambley